After a long week of messy legal battles on allegation of sexual abuse and his inability to meet up with his child support obligation, R. Kelly finally can have a bit of cheering news, as Michael Avenatti is arrested after being accused of extortion and fraud.
According to the report, R Kelly since the arrest of Michael Avenatti one of his accusers, his fans around the world are now using the incident to try and discredit the entire criminal case built against the singer, as they feel he is innocent.
TMZ reports that R. Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg revealed that now that Michael Avenatti has been charged with extortion as well as bank and tax fraud, his credibility is now a centrepiece in the singer’s case — specifically, the circumstances surrounding how prosecutors obtained a key piece of evidence.
That evidence, of course, is a sex tape that Cook County investigators claim shows R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl, who’s alleged to be 14 years old. It’s what many believe to be a smoking gun against R. Kelly … and the catalyst that led to a 10-count indictment.
Michael Avenatti was said to have been caught on a tape telling Nike lawyers that, “it’s always bullshit 90% of the time,” regarding claims against R. Kelly.
Avenatti has been very public about his participation in the criminal case against Kelly, including the delivery of two tapes appearing to show evidence of sexual abuse involving the singer with minors. He also represents six different parties in the case; including two alleged victims, two whistleblowers, and two parents of an alleged victim.
R Kelly’s supporters with this news, feel Avenatti is now tainted, and believe everything he turned over to officials will be discredited in court. But reports are saying that prosecutors have already determined what they need and conducted their own verification of the evidence, and will not need Avenatti’s assistance during prosecution.
Either way, if Greenberg can create reasonable doubt in the jury’s mind as to authenticity … he could get R. Kelly off…TMZ report